Taking Control of Your Health
You Are What You Eat
Eating a healthy diet, especially a WFPB diet will eliminate the need to worry about fats, carbohydrates and proteins – provided you follow the basic guidelines provided on the Nutrition For Life page.
Let’s look at how Nutritional Therapy can help you to take control of your health, NOW! Nutritional Therapy is a safe and easy way to clean out the body and bring some balance back into your health.
Whilst the Health Imbalances pages provide you some initial guidance into how we approach “dis-ease”, the protocols listed there are by no means set in stone. Each and every person is different. How well that person feels depends entirely upon how efficiently their body produces essential enzymes, hormones, and other substances, and gets rid of wastes and toxins that easily interfere with the body’s internal chemistry.
Nutritional deficiencies occur when we eat foods that are not rich in vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and other important nutrients i.e. a standard modern-day diet of fast foods, ready meals that are high in unhealthy fats, sugar, colourants, preservatives, GMOs, and refined carbohydrates. Having read the page: Daily Nutrition: What are we eating, you will by now have gained some understanding of how you reached this point in your life.
Being nutrient deficient affects every system in the body – skin, immune system, nerve cells, bones, mental health, and hormones. Over time, your tissues lose strength, hormones no longer do what they are supposed to do and become weaker. Your emotional reaction to things is out of balance and nerves are stretched and frayed to a point where you can no longer remain composed even in the least trying of situations. Your fertility wanes and your skin and hair become dry, brittle, and lifeless. As the deficiency worsens, eventually your moods do as well and your ability to gain refreshing, restorative sleep falls by the wayside and chronic tiredness develops.
This deficiency affects a woman’s monthly cycle – period pains worsen, become heavier or diminish altogether and PMS is present every month. In young adults/adolescents’ acne is the norm and younger children become hypersensitive to these foods causing concentration problems and health issues.
The longer you deprive your immune system from vital nourishment, the less your immune system can protect against chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease.
The difference between Food allergies and Food Intolerances is that whilst both can make you feel ill – food allergies such as an allergy to peanuts for example can be life-threatening. Food intolerances on the other hand can occur at times when digestion is weak and those foods not digested completely come into contact with white blood cells, resulting in histamine being produced by the body. Read more on food intolerances here.
Lethargy, exhaustion, constant tiredness, frequent nagging headaches, psoriasis, fluid retention and chronic degenerative diseases all point towards an overloaded liver and toxins. The liver is responsible for dealing with these toxins and the harder it has to work, the more nourishment it requires.
Self Evaluation Questionnaire
Take this simple 3-part test to see how you score. Make a note of how many symptoms you feel are persistent or quite noticeable and tally up the score.
Part 1: Dietary Imbalance
❑ Abnormally poor vision in bad light
❑ Eyes always sore, dry or bloodshot
❑ Very sensitive to bright lights
Skin and Fingernails
❑ Spotty skin (acne)
❑ Dry, flaky skin
❑ Persistent dandruff
❑ Puffy skin & fluid retention
❑ Itchy red patches
❑ Sore, raw tongue
❑ Sores that won’t heal
❑ Split or brittle fingernails
❑ White-spotted fingernails
❑ Frequent colds or infections
❑ Persistent thrush
Brain and Nervous System
❑ “Spaced-out” feeling
❑ Deteriorating co-ordination
❑ Increasing confusion
❑ Mood swings
❑ Poor concentration
❑ Tremors (e.g. shaking hands)
❑ Easily startled
❑ Muscles knotted—won’t relax
❑ Premenstrual symptoms
❑ Painful menstrual periods
❑ Enlarged prostate
❑ Adult-onset diabetes
❑ Pain and tenderness
❑ Brittleness (osteoporosis)
❑ Easy exhaustion
❑ Easy bruising
❑ Irregular heartbeats
❑ Fainting or headaches if you miss a meal
❑ Poor appetite
❑ Poor sense of taste or smell
❑ Many symptoms of overloaded liver
Part 2: Food Intolerances
❑ Chronic fatigue or unexplained daytime
❑ Head often feels “foggy”
❑ Sudden bouts of unusual aggression or depression
❑ Skin rashes
❑ Frequent severe headaches
❑ Diarrhoea or severe constipation or both (alternating)
❑ Griping tummy pains with or without mucus discharge
❑ Painful or swollen joints
❑ Frequently congested sinuses
❑ Fluid retention
❑ Chronic catarrh
❑ Wheezing and breathing difficulties
❑ Dark colour under your eyes
❑ Symptoms of poor digestion and absorption, e.g. frequently bloated, uncomfortable tummy with much gas or much undigested food in stools
Part 3: Overloaded Liver
❑ Many nagging headaches
❑ Head often feels “foggy”
❑ Often slightly nauseous
❑ Skin problems
❑ Great lethargy
❑ Bad reactions to chemicals
❑ Yellowish skin or eyes
❑ Feeling unwell after coffee or small amount of alcohol
❑ Tenderness under right-hand ribs
❑ Many food intolerance symptoms
❑ Premenstrual mood changes
❑ Cysts and tumours of breast and uterus, fibroids, endometriosis
❑ Have you been diagnosed with multiple
sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s?
❑ Have you ever abused drugs or alcohol?
1. If your nutritional deficiency and dietary imbalance score is three or more your health is probably being undermined by some nutritional deficiencies. The higher your score, the more deficiencies you have.
2. If your food intolerance score is two or more It is quite likely that certain foods are not agreeing with you and are causing some of your symptoms.
3. If your liver overload score is two or more Your liver is struggling to remove toxins.
This is a simple test that really was designed to impress upon you how little notice we take of our bodies.
Review the following pages to find out where to start -so you can take control of your health.
1. Visit: Food For Life pages to gain see what you should be eating
2. The Food For Life pages will help you to remove the foods from your diet that cause food intolerances
3. Review the Body Cleansing pages – especially the Liver Cleanse and Coffee Enema sections and attend to your diet immediately.
Cleansing the body, attending to your diet, removing stress and dealing with emotions in a meaningful way will go a long way to providing you the tools to help yourself.
Read through the Health Imbalances section for more insight into acute and chronic imbalances – where we have provided some very basic information so that you can begin restoring your health.
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